Lidl has bought a plot of land in Zaragoza with a surface area of more than 200,000 square metres, located in the Zaragoza Logistics Platform (PLAZA), to build an international logistics hub. The purpose of this platform, which could reach 100,000 square metres, is to supply several countries in southwest Europe. This project is expected to generate employment in the area. This acquisition is part of a strategy that aims to strengthen the logistics corridor between Barcelona and Zaragoza.
In addition, Lidl already has approximately 150,000 square metres of logistics space in ZAL Port, Barcelona. From this location, it handles goods arriving at the Port of Barcelona from Asia.
To meet global supply challenges, Lidl set up Tailwind Shipping Lines last year to improve the transport connection between Asia and Europe.
Lidl has been in Aragon for three decades, has 15 shops in Zaragoza, Huesca and Teruel and employs more than 320 people. The supermarket chain collaborates with around twenty suppliers in the region, buying products worth over 200 million euros annually, and exports a portion of these to thirty countries.